This series is directed to healthcare professionals who are leading the tra- formation of health care by using information and knowledge. Launched in 1988 as Computers in Health Care, the series offers a broad range of titles: some addressed to specific professions such as nursing, medicine, and health administration; others to special areas of practice such as trauma and radi- ogy. Still other books in the series focus on interdisciplinary issues, such as the computer-based patient record, electronic health records, and networked healthcare systems. Renamed Health Informatics in 1998 to reflect the rapid evolution in the discipline now known as health informatics, the series will continue to add titles that contribute to the evolution of the field. In the series, eminent - perts, serving as editors or authors, offer their accounts of innovations in health informatics. Increasingly, these accounts go beyond hardware and so- ware to address the role of information in influencing the transformation of healthcare delivery systems around the world. The series also increasingly focuses on “peopleware” and the organizational, behavioral, and societal changes that accompany the diffusion of information technology in health services environments.
This book will be a comprehensive text about all aspects of laboratory informatics, including coverage of the hardware and technical processes involved. It will emphasize information and resource management, rather than the computers that support the information system. It details the demand for a higher level of management precision in light of a shift from the information generation. The book is intended for laboratory pathologists and residents, clinical laboratory scientists, and laboratory and information managers.
The Contribution of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine to Clinical Informatics
In the past 30 years, since the development of the first integrated Laboratory Information Systems, the clinical laboratory has provided diagnostic data on patients in vast amounts. However, only now is the inherent value of these data for the management of populations of patients across the continuum of care being been tapped. The Contribution of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine to Clinical Informatics explores the broad context of pathology and clinical laboratory data in the rapidly evolving healthcare system and focuses on the mechanism for fully incorporating these data into the management of patients and populations through pathology informatics. The Contribution of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine to Clinical Informatics begins with an overview of the informatics requirements of a 21st century integrated health system and the functional requirements for its information systems. It then explores both the mandatory requirements for integration of pathology informatics into the health system, and opportunities for value-added applications of pathology informatics. Topics include diagnostic reporting, mobile applications, disease surveillance and prevention, support of the physician practice, health information exchanges, metrics for accountability, digital imaging and artificial intelligence, parsing of anatomic pathology information, coding, genomics and microbiomics, safety and validation, patient-generated data, pathology data in the community, biorepositories, insurance benefits and design, and training in informatics. The Contribution of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine to Clinical Informatics is intended to help inform clinical pathology practitioners, pathologists-in-training, pathology researchers, and health care information specialists, and enable them to more fully realize the opportunities emanating from use of pathology and clinical laboratory data. Explores the broad application of pathology informatics within the context of rapidly evolving healthcare systems Offers a broad overview of how healthcare can be integrated across all data sources, especially those data streams coming from the clinical laboratory, imaging, and pharmacy, as well as from electronic health records, and financial and actuarial sources Develops a shared language for clinicians and researchers within pathology and laboratory medicine, managers of pathology and clinical chemistry laboratories, and healthcare information specialists
Completely updated in a new edition this valuable review book prepares a wide range of laboratory professionals for certification examinations by presenting them with the latest technology and terminology, as well as current test taking formats. Its large number of practice questions, variety of practice modes, and explanations for clarification prepare learner for success on examinations. Comprehensive coverage of laboratory medicine includes clinical chemistry, hematology, hemostasis, immunology, immunohematology, microbiology, uranalysis and body fluids, molecular diagnostics, laboratory calculations, general laboratory principles and safety, laboratory management, education, and computers and laboratory informatics. For clinical laboratory directors, pathologists specializing in laboratory medicine, resident and attending physicians, hematologists, chemists, immunohematologists, microbiologists, biosafety officers, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and infection control practitioners.
The History of Medical Informatics in the United States
This is a meticulously detailed chronological record of significant events in the history of medical informatics and their impact on direct patient care and clinical research, offering a representative sampling of published contributions to the field. The History of Medical Informatics in the United States has been restructured within this new edition, reflecting the transformation medical informatics has undergone in the years since 1990. The systems that were once exclusively institutionally driven – hospital, multihospital, and outpatient information systems – are today joined by systems that are driven by clinical subspecialties, nursing, pathology, clinical laboratory, pharmacy, imaging, and more. At the core is the person – not the clinician, not the institution – whose health all these systems are designed to serve. A group of world-renowned authors have joined forces with Dr Marion Ball to bring Dr Collen’s incredible work to press. These recognized leaders in medical informatics, many of whom are recipients of the Morris F. Collen Award in Medical Informatics and were friends of or mentored by Dr Collen, carefully reviewed, editing and updating his draft chapters. This has resulted in the most thorough history of the subject imaginable, and also provides readers with a roadmap for the subject well into later in the century.
Practical Informatics for Cytopathology provides a concise and practical overview of pathology informatics. The book offers a succinct overview of basic computing and laboratory information systems applied specifically to the field of cytopathology. Readers are exposed to emerging areas in pathology informatics, such as specimen tracking and digital imaging. Valuable features of this volume include summary tables, diagrams, vital resources and a glossary of informatics terms to help readers. Written by authorizes in the field, Practical Informatics for Cytopathology is a vital resource that provides users with a solid, comprehensive foundation and practical working knowledge of the rapidly emerging field of pathology informatics.